Debra Flores, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE
Senior Vice President, Area Manager Greater Southern Alameda Area- Kaiser Permanente
As Senior Vice President and Area Manager of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Greater Southern Alameda Area (GSAA), Debra Flores oversees the health and well-being of 366,000 of the organization’s members. The GSAA is the fourth largest service area in the Northern California region, encompassing much of Alameda County, and is home to two medical centers, which include hospitals, health plans and post-acute services. With over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience, Debra has demonstrated a strong commitment and record of accomplishment of building exceptional care teams with a focus on high quality care, safety, and exceptional service levels. She is responsible for a diverse portfolio of hospital and ambulatory services; requiring her to engage with multiple stakeholders forming strong partnerships with front line staff, physicians, clinicians, and the community. Her expansive executive leadership portfolio crosses the entire continuum of health care from her career at Sentara Healthcare to the present. She’s served as President/COO of Valley Children’s Hospital thru Post-Acute Services with Rehab Care Group. Her career also includes executive and operational oversight of many construction projects of various scopes including hospitals, subacute facilities, and medical office buildings. Flores’ career began as a staff nurse and Navy Nurse Corp Reserve Officer, and swiftly progressed from bedside nurse to Hospital President. She is a strong advocate for equity, inclusion, and diversity. This passion has led her to taking on board membership and leadership roles with many local and national nonprofit organizations. Debra has been married to her college sweetheart for 38 years and they have two children currently serving in the U.S. Navy.